Monday, July 20, 2009

Social Networking: A Presentation on Flickr, Twitter, Blogs, and Wikis to Vermont Librarians

When Grace Greene of the Vermont Department Libraries asked me to do something for public librarians on Web 2.0 this summer I told myself, "well, now you have to really learn some of this stuff." So, here it is:

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

State of U.S. Health Care: Discussion Series Begins July 15

On Wednesday, July 15, and Wednesday, August 19, at 7 PM, the Vermont Citizens Campaign for Health and Brooks Memorial Library will co-sponsor a discussion series on the state of U.S. health care. The discussions will take place in the meeting room of the Brooks Memorial Library, in Brattleboro, VT.

Join fellow citizens for a viewing and discussion of two DVD's relating to the current state of health care in the United States: Critical Condition, by Roger Weisberg, and Collateral Damage: Bad Medicine in Tennessee, a 24 minute documentary which tells the story of Governor Phil Bredesen of Tennessee who in 2005 cut 170,000 people off the Medicaid program as part of his health care reform plan.

Each session will include 30 minutes from a relevant documentary, a five minute comment on video by each panel member, and audience Q&A.

The discussions are facilitated by Richard Davis, Executive Director of the Vermont Citizens Campaign Health. Panel participants include Rep. Gini Milkey, Vice Chair, House Health Care Committee; Lynn Corum, BUHS School Board member, host of BCTV talk show; and Hilary F. Cooke, an insurance industry expert and board member of The River Valley Credit Union and The Sojourns Health Clinic.

For more information, call the library at 254-5290 or see the website at

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